History BittersweetEnding / Music

23rd Jan '17 10:33:39 AM Sharnuo
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* The song "Encoder" by dubstep band Pendulum ends on this note:

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* The song "Encoder" by dubstep band Pendulum ends on this note:ultra cathartic note, complete with incredible instrumentation:



In conjunction with the music it ends up being one of the most cathartic moments in music history.
23rd Jan '17 10:32:05 AM Sharnuo
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23rd Jan '17 10:31:18 AM Sharnuo
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"For everything that could have been
Well, at least we took the ride
There's no relief in bitterness
May as well let it die"

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"For -->"For everything that could have been
Well, -->Well, at least we took the ride
There's -->There's no relief in bitterness
May -->May as well let it die"
23rd Jan '17 10:30:30 AM Sharnuo
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* The song "Encoder" by dubstep band Pendulum ends on this note:
"For everything that could have been
Well, at least we took the ride
There's no relief in bitterness
May as well let it die"
In conjunction with the music it ends up being one of the most cathartic moments in music history.
9th Jan '17 5:50:47 PM nombretomado
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-->''Like LeonardoDiCaprio,''

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-->''Like LeonardoDiCaprio,''Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio,''
28th Nov '16 7:59:52 PM Anddrix
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27th Nov '16 4:00:53 AM Anddrix
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* The Music/TaylorSwift song 'Tim Mcgraw': On one hand the narrator and her boyfriend spent an idyllic summer together. On the other hand, the boyfriend is now gone forever and the narrator only has a memory left.
* In the Music/SayAnything song "Death for my Birthday" the narrator spends the entirety of his (wonderful) life praying for death and being miserable. When he finally gets what he wants, he has a moment of reflection before he dies and wishes he had more time to enjoy all of the things he had.

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* The Music/TaylorSwift song 'Tim Mcgraw': On one hand "Graduation Trip" by Music/BowlingForSoup has a heartbreaking yet oddly sweet story about first love, the narrator singer detailing how he met and her boyfriend spent an idyllic summer together. On fell in love with a girl on a school trip.
-->''Georgia girl meets Texas boy,''
-->''a place and time so far away.''
-->''Like LeonardoDiCaprio,''
-->''but our ship sank a different way.''
-->''A lifetime in four short days.''
-->''Said goodbye, and we never looked back.''
-->''A few letters always ended the same:''
-->''"I love you; did you know that?"''
* Music/EmilieAutumn's album ''Fight Like a Girl'' ends with the now-liberated asylum inmates [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow realizing they have no idea how to function in the normal world]].
-->''[[SurvivalMantra One foot in front of
the other hand, the boyfriend is now gone forever and the narrator only has a memory left.
* In the Music/SayAnything song "Death for my Birthday" the narrator spends the entirety of his (wonderful) life praying for death and being miserable. When he finally gets what he wants, he has a moment of reflection before he dies and wishes he had more time to enjoy all
foot in front of the things he had.one foot...]]''
* Music/HarukaShimotsuki's and Nao Hiyama's collaborative Tindharia world vocal albums, which tell stories about a fantasy world called Tindharia, all have such a ending:
** In ''Tindharia no Tane'', [[spoiler: the heroine Parsley ends up giving up her life to change the laws that rule the world, while main character, Salt, is left behind taking care for the world she left behind]].
** In ''Griotte no Nemurihime'' [[spoiler: one of the twins that serve as main characters to the story, Rosa, is absorbed into a song that makes her disappear forever. The story ends with the main characters throwing into the sea a crystal that contained her final song, which expressed her feelings for her sister, Citra.]]
** And finally, in ''Koboreru Suna no ARIA'', which serves as a prequel to Griotte no Nemurihime, [[spoiler: the heroine Seshiara is forced to sing for years in an attempt to restore the weakened sunlight, until the point in which she falls dead from exhaustion. Her husband Forgeit learns about this much later, and this causes him to become crazy and turn into the antagonist for Griotte. The finale of the album shows Forgeit dying as apparently, Seshiara's spirit comes to take him to the afterlife. Unfortunately, both were [[DoomedByCanon doomed by the canon]]...]]



* "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean. The titular BigGuy [[HeroicSacrifice saves the lives of 20 miners at the cost of his own]], and a monument is erected in his honor.
* Ludo's The Broken Bride [[spoiler: the protagonist is reunited with his wife for One Last Day, but ultimately decides to die with her in the car crash, rather than living without her]]



* The ''Music/RhapsodyOfFire'' story of the Emerald Sword Saga, as told on their first five albums. Akron and his army are defeated and peace is returning to Algalord, but the Nordic Warrior sacrificed his life to kill him, and the Emerald Sword is presumably lost forever.

to:

* Music/{{Vocaloid}} producer Music/{{mothy}}'s "Kept Waiting for a Response" might not be canon to the ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]]'', but as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the endings mothy originally had in mind]] and closely tied to what he eventually went with it certainly qualifies. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Riliane]] fully regrets her actions, is redeemed and dies a happy death among the children she raised in an orphanage, but her twin Allen and many other people died because of her and in the end, she can't really get her one last wish- she wishes to have a response to a letter she sent years ago... [[spoiler: but the letter was to the already dead Allen and she knows that, even as a boy gives her a fake reply and she smiles and thanks him.]]
* Music/PepeDeluxe's ''Music/QueenOfTheWave'' ends with the destruction of Atlantis and the deaths of the protagonists along with the villain. This is only tempered by the fact that one Noah-figure and his family escaped the destruction: humanity will rebuild "and the future will sparkle again".
* ''Music/RhapsodyOfFire'':
**
The ''Music/RhapsodyOfFire'' story of the Emerald Sword Saga, as told on their first five albums. Akron and his army are defeated and peace is returning to Algalord, but the Nordic Warrior sacrificed his life to kill him, and the Emerald Sword is presumably lost forever.



* ''The Dream of Gerontius'' ends with the Angel dutifully delivering the Soul to Purgatory for cleansing. It's not as bad as Hell - there are other angels there whose sole duty, willingly undertaken, is to make the experience less unpleasant, and eventual release to eternal bliss is absolutely guaranteed - but Gerontius still has to be left behind as the Angel returns to his place in the courts of glory; and the song of the souls in Purgatory is, at best, resigned.



* Ludo's The Broken Bride [[spoiler: the protagonist is reunited with his wife for One Last Day, but ultimately decides to die with her in the car crash, rather than living without her]]
* "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean. The titular BigGuy [[HeroicSacrifice saves the lives of 20 miners at the cost of his own]], and a monument is erected in his honor.

to:

* Ludo's The Broken Bride [[spoiler: In the protagonist is reunited with his wife Music/SayAnything song "Death for One Last Day, but ultimately decides to die with her in my Birthday" the car crash, rather than living without her]]
* "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean. The titular BigGuy [[HeroicSacrifice saves
narrator spends the lives of 20 miners at the cost entirety of his own]], (wonderful) life praying for death and being miserable. When he finally gets what he wants, he has a monument moment of reflection before he dies and wishes he had more time to enjoy all of the things he had.
* "I Remember Me" by Silver Jews
is erected in about a man who is hit by a truck and falls into a coma from which isn't expected to wake up. He does wake up, but by this time his honor.girlfriend has found someone else.



* Music/HarukaShimotsuki's and Nao Hiyama's collaborative Tindharia world vocal albums, which tell stories about a fantasy world called Tindharia, all have such a ending:
** In ''Tindharia no Tane'', [[spoiler: the heroine Parsley ends up giving up her life to change the laws that rule the world, while main character, Salt, is left behind taking care for the world she left behind]].
** In ''Griotte no Nemurihime'' [[spoiler: one of the twins that serve as main characters to the story, Rosa, is absorbed into a song that makes her disappear forever. The story ends with the main characters throwing into the sea a crystal that contained her final song, which expressed her feelings for her sister, Citra.]]
** And finally, in ''Koboreru Suna no ARIA'', which serves as a prequel to Griotte no Nemurihime, [[spoiler: the heroine Seshiara is forced to sing for years in an attempt to restore the weakened sunlight, until the point in which she falls dead from exhaustion. Her husband Forgeit learns about this much later, and this causes him to become crazy and turn into the antagonist for Griotte. The finale of the album shows Forgeit dying as apparently, Seshiara's spirit comes to take him to the afterlife. Unfortunately, both were [[DoomedByCanon doomed by the canon]]...]]
* Music/EmilieAutumn's album ''Fight Like a Girl'' ends with the now-liberated asylum inmates [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow realizing they have no idea how to function in the normal world]].
-->''[[SurvivalMantra One foot in front of the other foot in front of the one foot...]]''
* "I Remember Me" by Silver Jews is about a man who is hit by a truck and falls into a coma from which isn't expected to wake up. He does wake up, but by this time his girlfriend has found someone else.
* Music/PepeDeluxe's ''Music/QueenOfTheWave'' ends with the destruction of Atlantis and the deaths of the protagonists along with the villain. This is only tempered by the fact that one Noah-figure and his family escaped the destruction: humanity will rebuild "and the future will sparkle again".
* Music/{{Vocaloid}} producer Music/{{mothy}}'s "Kept Waiting for a Response" might not be canon to the ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]]'', but as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the endings mothy originally had in mind]] and closely tied to what he eventually went with it certainly qualifies. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Riliane]] fully regrets her actions, is redeemed and dies a happy death among the children she raised in an orphanage, but her twin Allen and many other people died because of her and in the end, she can't really get her one last wish- she wishes to have a response to a letter she sent years ago... [[spoiler: but the letter was to the already dead Allen and she knows that, even as a boy gives her a fake reply and she smiles and thanks him.]]
* "Graduation Trip" by Music/BowlingForSoup has a heartbreaking yet oddly sweet story about first love, the singer detailing how he met and fell in love with a girl on a school trip.
-->''Georgia girl meets Texas boy,''
-->''a place and time so far away.''
-->''Like LeonardoDiCaprio,''
-->''but our ship sank a different way.''
-->''A lifetime in four short days.''
-->''Said goodbye, and we never looked back.''
-->''A few letters always ended the same:''
-->''"I love you; did you know that?"''

to:

* Music/HarukaShimotsuki's and Nao Hiyama's collaborative Tindharia world vocal albums, which tell stories about a fantasy world called Tindharia, all have such a ending:
** In ''Tindharia no Tane'', [[spoiler: the heroine Parsley ends up giving up her life to change the laws that rule the world, while main character, Salt, is left behind taking care for the world she left behind]].
** In ''Griotte no Nemurihime'' [[spoiler: one of the twins that serve as main characters to the story, Rosa, is absorbed into a
The Music/TaylorSwift song that makes 'Tim Mcgraw': On one hand the narrator and her disappear forever. The story boyfriend spent an idyllic summer together. On the other hand, the boyfriend is now gone forever and the narrator only has a memory left.
* ''The Dream of Gerontius''
ends with the main characters throwing into Angel dutifully delivering the sea a crystal that contained her final song, which expressed her feelings Soul to Purgatory for her sister, Citra.]]
** And finally, in ''Koboreru Suna no ARIA'', which serves
cleansing. It's not as a prequel bad as Hell - there are other angels there whose sole duty, willingly undertaken, is to Griotte no Nemurihime, [[spoiler: make the heroine Seshiara experience less unpleasant, and eventual release to eternal bliss is forced absolutely guaranteed - but Gerontius still has to sing for years in an attempt to restore be left behind as the weakened sunlight, until Angel returns to his place in the point in which she falls dead from exhaustion. Her husband Forgeit learns about this much later, courts of glory; and this causes him to become crazy and turn into the antagonist for Griotte. The finale song of the souls in Purgatory is, at best, resigned.
* ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars''. Sure, the overall message
of the album shows Forgeit dying as apparently, Seshiara's spirit comes to take him to the afterlife. Unfortunately, both were [[DoomedByCanon doomed by the canon]]...]]
* Music/EmilieAutumn's album ''Fight Like a Girl'' ends with the now-liberated asylum inmates [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow realizing they have no idea how to function in the normal world]].
-->''[[SurvivalMantra One foot in front of the other foot in front of the one foot...]]''
* "I Remember Me" by Silver Jews is about a man who is hit by a truck and falls into a coma from which isn't expected to wake up. He does wake up, but by this time his girlfriend
has found someone else.
* Music/PepeDeluxe's ''Music/QueenOfTheWave'' ends with the destruction of Atlantis and the deaths of the protagonists along with the villain. This is only tempered by the fact that one Noah-figure and his family escaped the destruction: humanity will rebuild "and the future will sparkle again".
* Music/{{Vocaloid}} producer Music/{{mothy}}'s "Kept Waiting for a Response" might not be canon to the ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]]'', but as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen
been one of the endings mothy originally had in mind]] damage caused by SexDrugsAndRockNRoll and closely tied to what he Ziggy's ego eventually went with it certainly qualifies. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Riliane]] fully regrets her actions, is redeemed and dies a happy death among the children she raised in an orphanage, but her twin Allen and many other people died because of her and in the end, she can't really get her one last wish- she wishes to have a response to a letter she sent years ago... [[spoiler: gets him killed, but the letter was final album cut "Rock and Roll Suicide" is, despite its name, an upper whose overall message is YouAreNotAlone and not to give up hope in the already dead Allen and she knows that, even as a boy gives her a fake reply and she smiles and thanks him.]]
* "Graduation Trip" by Music/BowlingForSoup has a heartbreaking yet oddly sweet story about first love, the singer detailing how he met and fell in love with a girl on a school trip.
-->''Georgia girl meets Texas boy,''
-->''a place and time so far away.''
-->''Like LeonardoDiCaprio,''
-->''but our ship sank a different way.''
-->''A lifetime in four short days.''
-->''Said goodbye, and we never looked back.''
-->''A few letters always ended the same:''
-->''"I love you; did you know that?"''
face of obsolescence.



* ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars''. Sure, the overall message of the album has been one of the damage caused by SexDrugsAndRockNRoll and Ziggy's ego eventually gets him killed, but the final album cut "Rock and Roll Suicide" is, despite its name, an upper whose overall message is YouAreNotAlone and not to give up hope in the face of obsolescence.

to:

* ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars''. Sure, the overall message of the album has been one of the damage caused by SexDrugsAndRockNRoll and Ziggy's ego eventually gets him killed, but the final album cut "Rock and Roll Suicide" is, despite its name, an upper whose overall message is YouAreNotAlone and not to give up hope in the face of obsolescence.----
21st Dec '15 3:02:34 AM Adept
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* The TaylorSwift song 'Tim Mcgraw': On one hand the narrator and her boyfriend spent an idyllic summer together. On the other hand, the boyfriend is now gone forever and the narrator only has a memory left.
* In the SayAnything song "Death for my Birthday" the narrator spends the entirety of his (wonderful) life praying for death and being miserable. When he finally gets what he wants, he has a moment of reflection before he dies and wishes he had more time to enjoy all of the things he had.

to:

* The TaylorSwift Music/TaylorSwift song 'Tim Mcgraw': On one hand the narrator and her boyfriend spent an idyllic summer together. On the other hand, the boyfriend is now gone forever and the narrator only has a memory left.
* In the SayAnything Music/SayAnything song "Death for my Birthday" the narrator spends the entirety of his (wonderful) life praying for death and being miserable. When he finally gets what he wants, he has a moment of reflection before he dies and wishes he had more time to enjoy all of the things he had.



* The ''RhapsodyOfFire'' story of the Emerald Sword Saga, as told on their first five albums. Akron and his army are defeated and peace is returning to Algalord, but the Nordic Warrior sacrificed his life to kill him, and the Emerald Sword is presumably lost forever.

to:

* The ''RhapsodyOfFire'' ''Music/RhapsodyOfFire'' story of the Emerald Sword Saga, as told on their first five albums. Akron and his army are defeated and peace is returning to Algalord, but the Nordic Warrior sacrificed his life to kill him, and the Emerald Sword is presumably lost forever.



* {{Haruka Shimotsuki}}'s and Nao Hiyama's collaborative Tindharia world vocal albums, which tell stories about a fantasy world called Tindharia, all have such a ending:

to:

* {{Haruka Shimotsuki}}'s Music/HarukaShimotsuki's and Nao Hiyama's collaborative Tindharia world vocal albums, which tell stories about a fantasy world called Tindharia, all have such a ending:



* EmilieAutumn's album ''Fight Like a Girl'' ends with the now-liberated asylum inmates [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow realizing they have no idea how to function in the normal world]].

to:

* EmilieAutumn's Music/EmilieAutumn's album ''Fight Like a Girl'' ends with the now-liberated asylum inmates [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow realizing they have no idea how to function in the normal world]].
21st Dec '15 3:02:01 AM Adept
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* {{Vocaloid}} producer {{mothy}}'s "Kept Waiting for a Response" might not be canon to the ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]]'', but as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the endings mothy originally had in mind]] and closely tied to what he eventually went with it certainly qualifies. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Riliane]] fully regrets her actions, is redeemed and dies a happy death among the children she raised in an orphanage, but her twin Allen and many other people died because of her and in the end, she can't really get her one last wish- she wishes to have a response to a letter she sent years ago... [[spoiler: but the letter was to the already dead Allen and she knows that, even as a boy gives her a fake reply and she smiles and thanks him.]]

to:

* {{Vocaloid}} Music/{{Vocaloid}} producer {{mothy}}'s Music/{{mothy}}'s "Kept Waiting for a Response" might not be canon to the ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]]'', but as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the endings mothy originally had in mind]] and closely tied to what he eventually went with it certainly qualifies. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Riliane]] fully regrets her actions, is redeemed and dies a happy death among the children she raised in an orphanage, but her twin Allen and many other people died because of her and in the end, she can't really get her one last wish- she wishes to have a response to a letter she sent years ago... [[spoiler: but the letter was to the already dead Allen and she knows that, even as a boy gives her a fake reply and she smiles and thanks him.]]
5th Nov '14 12:07:47 PM UknownTroper
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* The [[GoldFever Gold Rush]] era folk-song "Sweet Betsy From Pike" tells the story of the titular woman and her husband Ike traveling to California. They survive numerous hardships, almost starve, fend off hostile Indians and successfully arrive.. only in the last verse to get a divorce.

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* The [[GoldFever Gold Rush]] era folk-song "Sweet Betsy From Pike" tells the story of the titular woman and her husband Ike traveling to California. They survive numerous hardships, almost starve, fend off hostile Indians and successfully arrive.. only in the last verse to get a divorce.divorce.
* ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars''. Sure, the overall message of the album has been one of the damage caused by SexDrugsAndRockNRoll and Ziggy's ego eventually gets him killed, but the final album cut "Rock and Roll Suicide" is, despite its name, an upper whose overall message is YouAreNotAlone and not to give up hope in the face of obsolescence.
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